e-Learning tools for start-ups from HMRC

By Louise Mulgrew | 14th September 2015 | 14 min read

Have you started, or are you thinking of starting a business? HMRC have a bank of online videos and tutorials to show you how to get started!

Visit the online tool from HMRC here

The online tool, available for everyone that has either just started or is thinking of starting their own business, is there to help get your business off on the right foot.

There are many discussion topics included from how to pay tax and National Insurance, to the types of records and documentation that you should be keeping.

The tool is a separate pop-up window that allows you free access around the tutorials, allowing you to look around at your own pace. This also means that you can always go back and look at the advice again and again depending on what information you may need.

In addition to this, it also gives information about what you need to do in terms of growing your business by hiring new staff and how you should be paying them.

This is where IRIS can help. With it now the duty of the employer to auto enrol their clients into a qualifying pension scheme, businesses need to comply with this legislation and the best place to do that is within their payroll software.

The Pensions Regulator suggest that auto enrolment assessment be run within payroll because this is the most logical place to do so. All of the data needed to assess your employees' eligibility for auto enrolment lies within your payroll already, so why export data to another system unnecessarily?

Along with HMRC's initiative of educating new and start-up businesses, IRIS also support this with the vast amount of webinars and training available to people. We understand that not necessarily everyone is a payroll expert and when you start up your own business, payroll and pensions is probably one of the last things on your mind.

This is why our webinars and training sessions are all packed full of information to allow you to become more knowledgeable and ultimately compliant with legislation.

In addition to this is our free, online product demonstrations. In one of our previous blog posts we outlined that "you wouldn't buy a house without viewing it first, so why should your software be any different?"

Watching a free demonstration of our software not only allows you to see it in action but it also lets you see what areas are going to save you personally time. There is also the opportunity to ask questions about the software and certain aspects of its functionality.

Why not book yourself a free demonstration of the IRIS AE Suite™ and see how it not only keeps you compliant with the auto enrolment legislation but it also streamlines your entire payroll process.

Book a free demo